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US right-to-die woman puts death on hold

Observer - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:21
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A young American woman with terminal cancer who triggered shock and controversy when she said she would kill herself on November 1 now says she may wait a little longer.

Younis Khan hammers Australia to lift Pakistan to 2-304 on day one

Guardian Sport - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:12

Khan claims his third consecutive century as Australia run out of ideas on a flat batting track in the second Test

Pakistans Younis Khan struck his third consecutive century as Australia ran out of ideas on a flat batting track on the opening day of the second cricket Test.

Australias hopes of levelling the two-Test series with victory in Abu Dhabi faded after Pakistan won the toss and reached 2-304 at stumps on Thursday.

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Think before you tweet: FA makes £350,000 in Twitter fines since 2011

Guardian Sport - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:09
Governing body has investigated 121 cases in last three years
Ashley Coles £90,000 fine is highest paid so far
Harry Redknapp defends banned Rio Ferdinand

It is the fundamental rule of Twitter: Think Before You Tweet. Yet scores of people in football, ranging from global superstars to non-league officials, have broken it after they have felt the red mist descend. The consequences have included the placement of further pressure on the Football Associations compliance unit and the realisation that an ill-advised click of a button can prove damaging and rather expensive.

Rio Ferdinand became the latest player to be punished for overstepping the mark on Wednesday when the FA fined him £25,000 and suspended him for three matches for a tweet that represented an aggravated breach of its rules as it included a reference to gender. More specifically, the Queens Park Rangers defender had referred to the mother of a Twitter user with the Caribbean slang term sket, which means promiscuous girl or woman.

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Ministry of Health intensifies Ebola public education

Observer - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:07
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Acting Permanent Secretary, Dr Kevin Harvey says the Ministry of Health has intensified its public education programme on Ebola and will continue to provide information to the media and other stakeholders in a timely manner.

St Johnstone v Motherwell

BBC Sport - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:03
Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's Scottish Premiership game between St Johnstone and Motherwell.

Project 40 buoyed by Carmona's response

Express - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:51
Project 40, an activist group advocating for better governance for Trinidad and Tobago, said it is buoyed by the response from President Anthony Carmona acknowledging receipt of a letter forwarded to him.

Absence of Marussia and Caterham casts shadow over US Grand Prix

Guardian Sport - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:23
Teams in administration highlight problems facing F1
Jules Bianchi remains critical in hospital in Japan
Marussia follow Caterham into administration

The sense of loss at the Circuit of the Americas was palpable as the motorhomes that should have been filled by Marussia and Caterham both now in administration stood empty in the paddock.

They had taken down the Marussia badge and chairs were stacked beside buckets of paint. The stilled electric fans were not needed to combat the growing heat from the Texas sunshine. The home that would have been Caterhams was even more starkly empty, just cold, grey cubicles and some torn-up pieces of cardboard. The ancient and ruined city of Petra could scarcely have felt more deserted than this. But there will have to be tumbleweed blowing through the paddock before anyone does anything, it seems.

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British racing officials seek to promote team spirit at Breeders Cup

Guardian Sport - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:21
Horse racing may look like a sport for individuals but patriotism is now being used to sell it to a wider audience

Jamie Osborne, whose Toast Of New York runs in the $5m Breeders Cup Classic on Saturday evening, has simple motivations for being in California this week and it is nothing to do with the sunshine. Im not here for Europe and Im not here for Britain, he said here on Thursday. Im here for Michael [Buckley, the horses owner] and Im here for me.

There is not a European owner or trainer who has travelled to the USAs west coast for the Breeders Cup meeting this weekend who would say anything different. More than 30 horses have made the trip, at huge effort and expense, to be tested against the best that the host country has to offer and the lure is individual glory and a share of a $23.5m prize pool.

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US and Jamaica could partner on renewable energy projects – Congresswoman Clarke

Observer - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:17
NEW YORK (JIS) -- United States Congresswoman, Yvette Clarke, says the American Government could benefit from a partnership with Jamaica on alternative energy projects.

Mom, daughters, baby missing

Express - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:12
The Police Service on Thursday issued an alert, asking the public for helping in finding a woman, her two teenage daughters, and her one year old granddaughter, who have disappeared in the village of Brasso Seco, Paria. The following is the police report -

Police say Glenn Lall hasn’t followed up complaint against AG

Stabroek - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:08
With reference to a report made to the police on Monday by Glenn Lall of alleged threats to him and Kaieteur News by the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, the Guyana Police Force says...

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VIDEO: Burgess talks injury, Bath & England

BBC Sport - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:59
Bath's Sam Burgess tells BBC sports editor Dan Roan that he has set his sights on playing for England at the Rugby World Cup next year.

Has horse racing lost its way in a changing Australia? | Jonathan Horn

Guardian Sport - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:49

The Melbourne Cup is as popular as ever but the sport seems at odds with an increasingly urbanised and risk averse society

Earlier this month, Melbourne motorists pondered a billboard paid for by the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses. It wasnt up for long. For racing enthusiasts, the image of a dead thoroughbred just a few furlongs from Flemington was sacrilege. As always, there was scant chance of them reaching any sort of middle ground with the animal rights protesters. As far as horse racing folk are concerned, the placard wavers wouldnt know what a horse was if it trotted into their Centrelink appointment. The protesters, in turn, see racing people as heartless and dollar driven.

Anyone who has witnessed a trainer or strapper tend to an injured thoroughbred knows the folly of this. But the Industry which encompasses everyone from the plummy VRC committeeman to the gobby geezer in the Ladbrokes ads is harder to defend. Their priorities are fiscal, not equine. As long as Melbourne opens its shoulders and unleashes at the Spring Carnival, everything else is a mere trifle.

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Austrias Matthias Brändle sets a new hour record of 51.85 kilometres

Guardian Sport - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:41
24-year-old beats record set by Jens Voigt last month
I had a difficult period in the middle of the race
Wiggins sets sights on world hour record for June 2015

Austrias Matthias Brändle set a new hour record of 51.85 kilometres on Thursday to eclipse Jens Voigts mark established last month.

Competing at the World Cycling Centre in Aigle in Switzerland, the 24-year-old from the IAM Cycling was up by almost a minute on Voigts time set on 18 September at the halfway stage and managed to hold on in the dying stages.

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Statement from accused cop’s dead girlfriend admitted  in murder trial

Observer - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:40
ST ANN, Jamaica -- A statement from the girlfriend (now deceased) of accused former police constable Jeffery Peart was on Thursday, October 30 admitted into evidence in the murder trial of the former cop and his sister in the St Ann Circuit Court.  

VIDEO: Defoe dreams of return for England

BBC Sport - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:16
Former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe talks about his new life with Toronto FC and his hopes of playing for England again.

Manchester High out of daCosta Cup

Observer - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:52
CLARENDON, Jamaica -- Manchester High school is out of the running for any senior schoolboy football honours this season after drawing 1-1 against Kemps Hill in their rescheduled ISSA/Lime daCosta Cup quarterfinal Zone Q game played at the Juici Field in Clarendon Thursday afternoon.

F1 needs to address costs - FIA

BBC Sport - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:52
Caterham and Marussia's financial problems highlight the need to cut costs in Formula 1, according to governing body the FIA.

National Toshaos Council

Stabroek - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:49
Amerindian village captains at the opening of the National Toshaos Conference (NTC) at the International Conference Centre at Liliendaal yesterday. (GINA photo)

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Bridge agreement

Stabroek - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:47
On October 29, 2014 the Berbice Bridge Company Inc. (BBCI) and the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) officially signed a two year (2014 & 2015) Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)...

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